Common Conditions That May Require a Dentist for Special Needs Children and Adults:
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome
- Mental retardation
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Complex Medical Histories
- Pre-cooperative pediatric patients
- Children and Adults
Many patients are referred to our office because of complex medical issues. Patients with special needs often need care above and beyond what can be provided in a conventional dental office setting. Dr. Henninger has a dental practice that is focused on comprehensive dentistry and Dental Anesthesia. Due to the severity of some cases, we can determine if the patient can safely be treated in our office or if they need to be admitted to the hospital for treatment.
We offer a full range of sedation options, including:
- Local anesthesia
- Nitrous oxide
- Oral sedation
- IV sedation
- General anesthetic
At North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, our team members have been certified in numerous types of dental anesthesia. This means you can trust in our ability to keep you and your loved ones safe and comfortable throughout the sedation process.
Dr. Christopher Henninger is one of only five percent of restorative dentists certified by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology to provide IV sedation. He has full hospital privileges at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Tri-City Medical Center. Dr. Henninger completed a one year hospital-based residency that focused on dental anesthesia, oral surgery, and providing complex dental treatment to patients with complex medical histories. Much of this training was dedicated to treating pre-cooperative children and persons with special needs in a hospital operating room setting. We also have a team of board certified medical anesthesiologists that provide general anesthesia for patients with complex medical issues.